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I Thank a Fool (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 September 1962 (USA)
A physician named Christine Allison is employed by an attorney who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife.

Director:

Robert Stevens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Hayward ... Christine Allison aka Garden
Peter Finch ... Stephen Dane
Diane Cilento ... Liane Dane
Cyril Cusack ... Captain Ferris
Kieron Moore ... Roscoe
Richard Wattis ... Ebblington
Athene Seyler ... Aunt Heather Chandler
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Woman in the Black Maria
Laurence Naismith ... O'Grady
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Coroner
Clive Morton ... Judge
Richard Leech ... Irish Doctor
Brenda de Banzie ... Nurse Drew
Yolande Turner ... Polly (as Yolande Finch)
Marguerite Brennan Marguerite Brennan ... Irish Barmaid
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A physician named Christine Allison is employed by an attorney who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife. Written by Kelly

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Trapped...Between a New Love And an Old Crime! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Choc en retour See more »

Filming Locations:

Crookhaven, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to MGM records, this film lost $1,207,000. See more »

Goofs

While running across Ireland, Susan Hayward's high heeled shoes suddenly become sensible flat soled brogans while she's climbing over the rocks. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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Wayward wife
8 May 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

People like me who are Susan Heyward's fans would not miss that."I thank a fool" begins as a melodrama,a genre where Heyward won renown ,but soon becomes a "psychoanalytic " thriller ,in the grand tradition of the forties " Freudian" flicks ("Cat People" "Spellbound" "Gaslight" "secret beyond the door" "dark mirror" "leave her to Heaven" and countless others) with echoes of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" thrown in for good measure.

This does not renew the genre but it is very well acted by the two leads and an excellent supporting cast.The lines are often intriguing ,particularly when Diane Cilento tells Heyward they are both in a prison.The ending is a bit artificial and finally disappointing,compared to those of the movies I mention above,but the movie should appeal to Susan Heyward's fans as well as psychological thrillers buffs.


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